Photo Contest Part X – The Grand Prize Winner

And here we have it. The end of the contest. The entry so awesome that I cannot even post it on the blog. I dare only reflect its infinite glory with a simple link.

When you get to their page, make sure that you click on the first page first. (It’s the one that says “Chasing the Wind.”) Then click through to follow the storyline. Yes. There’s a storyline.

Wow. I just looked at it again. It made my honest-to-god tingly.

You know what? I’m not even going to talk about it right now. I don’t want to distract you. You should just go, check it out, then come back here and leave a comment that tells them how unspeakably cool they are.

Go. Seriously.


This entry was posted in contests, cool things, fan coolnessBy Pat45 Responses


  1. Mary J.
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 3:24 AM | Permalink

    It is awesome- they went to a local library branch too! How lucky am I? That talented crew lives just a couple miles away- I can only hope that the genius will rub off!

  2. Captain Joe
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 3:48 AM | Permalink

    It is 110% awesome-NO, 210%. Those guys are so unspeakably cool that I daren’t speak about it.The bloopers were pretty funny, as well. This rounds off an awesome photographic experience. Glad to be a part of it,joe

  3. BloodEagle
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 4:13 AM | Permalink

    I don’t recall this being mentioned on the weblog before, so it seems strange to me that Amazon knows the release date (“April 7, 2009”) for < HREF="" REL="nofollow">“The Wise Man’s Fear.”<>

  4. Karyn
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 5:19 AM | Permalink

    Obvious winners! Good times for under $8!

  5. Kim
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 5:23 AM | Permalink

    That is some slavish devotion there. Bravo to them!

  6. hypermanic-zen
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 5:42 AM | Permalink

    Isis, Osiris and Horus that is impressive. So impressive that the religious epithets of modern Western culture don’t even begin to describe the sheer level of awesomeness embodied there.

  7. pdxtrent
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 5:48 AM | Permalink

    Wow, that was AWESOME!! Totally a fitting winer. Now we just need a new contest……..

  8. brightbane
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 6:38 AM | Permalink

    Would it be inappropriate to collapse into an epileptic fit of pleasure?

  9. Incubus Jax
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 6:41 AM | Permalink

    Wow… just, wow. It’s so cool I can’t even talk about it. Wow.

  10. Valentina
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 7:19 AM | Permalink

    OH, dear Heavens and Graces and all manner of Holy and Unholy Things! That is, truly, AWESOME. I think I enjoyed that too much. My chest and neck hurt from tilting my head back laughing so hard. I’m too giddy for words. Pat, you are VERY BLESSED to have such AMAZING fans! Wow. Uh, yeah. WOW. I can’t write anything else. It’s 2am and I’m laughing loud enough to wake my nephews and my neighbors…If I could see you right now, I’d pat you on the back or something. I hope you showcase more of the creativity your fans have… Goodness, that’s wowified me silly.

  11. Maria Stahl
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 11:05 AM | Permalink

    Blue Sun Loss Prevention Manual – *snork*I love Trapis and that little urchin. Larry makes a very good Trapis, and I think my mental picture of the character just changed.“It’s hard to be scary when you can’t see.” Heh.

  12. maarten
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 12:02 PM | Permalink

    -clapping hands- -cheering- -waving my fist in the sky and making that silly “uh uh uh” sound-Nice one.

  13. James Matta
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 12:41 PM | Permalink

    That is quite possibly more awesome than the universe can contain. I would be careful, now that it has been unleashed the universe will probably collapse into a black hole.

  14. Auriel Van Der Laar
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 12:55 PM | Permalink

    That is insanity, totally amazing insanity

  15. jaimo
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 1:23 PM | Permalink

    Awesome! Just 1 question…what is the significance of Dec. 7, 1973 at 6:30 pm?

  16. Laura
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 2:08 PM | Permalink

    @ jaimo:“December 7, 1973The White House can’t explain an 18 ½-minute gap in one of the subpoenaed tapes. Chief of Staff Alexander Haig says one theory is that ‘some sinister force’ erased the segment.” (, the Watergate tapes were cassettes, not reel-to-reel, but it just looked better to have a reel in the shot. :-)

  17. Anonymous
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 2:20 PM | Permalink

    They definitely deserve the grand prize. Consider me a sexist, but I still like the naked girls more.Pat you’ve got some great fans!

  18. jaimo
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 3:18 PM | Permalink

    Laura: Excellent! Thanks for the response. I was just wondering because that is the date of my 2nd birthday. Even the time is close.

  19. Fe2O3
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 4:16 PM | Permalink

    At first I wondered if your introduction sported a typo worthy of the IJYWYUPG(PII) group, but after “watching” that (cos)play I can say that it made “my honest-to-god tingly” too! What a wonderful way to spend $7.99 and a weekend. Well done! Brava and Bravo!Author, Author! Photographer, Photographer!Seamstress, Seamstress!et cetera, et cetera!So is $7.99 the going rate for the (cos)play rights now?

  20. Jay Belt
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 4:39 PM | Permalink

    That was pure WIN right there. My hats off to the folks that got involved to do that.

  21. marky
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 4:50 PM | Permalink

    Who’s up for a trip to the moon to try and beat that?*Hearty round of applause*

  22. Jessica
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 5:23 PM | Permalink

    Complete and total awesomeness. Wow. I’m stunned.

  23. Tycho
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 6:06 PM | Permalink

    Clearly the winner if you only consider everything up until the last page, but that last page really pushes it over the edge. I mean, the Maltese Falcon? Spectacular.

  24. Kalligenia
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 6:59 PM | Permalink

    That is THE BESTEST! Yes, I know that’s not a word, but there isn’t a word for how amazing that is, so I need to use it.

  25. matt
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 7:56 PM | Permalink

    What a fantastic way to end an awesome contest.

  26. gapyeargirl123
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 9:08 PM | Permalink

    Brilliant!Absolutely fantastic!It’s very cleverly done, and I laughed my socks off at some of it. Most of it, in fact. Utter genius. How on earth will we beat that in future contests?

  27. logankstewart
    Posted June 18, 2008 at 10:45 PM | Permalink

    That definitely deserves the grand prize. Super cool!

  28. Amanda
    Posted June 19, 2008 at 1:53 AM | Permalink

    I loved this one :D

  29. Anonymous
    Posted June 19, 2008 at 3:15 AM | Permalink

    I think my favorite part was the blue sun book in the chest at the end. That was amazing!!!!

  30. Dynishra Shin
    Posted June 19, 2008 at 10:25 AM | Permalink

    UNSPEAKABLY COOL!!!! So so utterly unspeakably cool that I must break the laws of the universe by un-unspeaking about it!!! seriously tho. that was brilliant and genius. Pat, you lucky man you. Your book gets COSPLAYED. It practically makes it reality. So awesome…

  31. Kip, Why?
    Posted June 19, 2008 at 11:45 AM | Permalink

    dragongirl: 3 words “Ritualistic human sacrifice’or maybe pat would settle for some book pr0n.

  32. kanna
    Posted June 19, 2008 at 4:35 PM | Permalink

    Wow! That was amazing. I want their clothes now… That was so awesome I’m not going to bother attepmting to describe it.

  33. Cuppa Jo
    Posted June 19, 2008 at 7:46 PM | Permalink

    Brilliant fabulosity! Unquestionable winners!

  34. Kelly Swails
    Posted June 19, 2008 at 10:46 PM | Permalink

    That was seriously the best thing ever!

  35. Philipp
    Posted June 20, 2008 at 9:14 AM | Permalink

    Can’t … turn … pages …must … ditch … girl …:-D Absolutely great!

  36. blueturtle
    Posted June 23, 2008 at 3:21 PM | Permalink

    Wow, that was way cool. Plus Bast was hot ;)

  37. Melissa Heigl
    Posted June 24, 2008 at 10:00 PM | Permalink

    Good old Bast. He’s really quite a turd. He enjoys puns more than any person ought to.

  38. Bek
    Posted July 6, 2008 at 4:41 PM | Permalink

    The funniest one was in the outtakes where they have a “Fail” of Kvothe trying to catch Fela. I love the Fail blog. =)

  39. Nemeslith
    Posted March 9, 2010 at 5:29 PM | Permalink

    Ok, Pat. Why do you Never use capital letter when you sign your posts? Curiosity :)

  40. achellios
    Posted April 5, 2011 at 10:46 AM | Permalink

    Just finished NOTW last night, bought TWMF this morning, and cannot wait until the lunch break to dive in. But for the moment–Jayne’s hat is in that box. A Firefly reference in a Kvothe cosplay. This is the best day ever.

  41. marvfortytwo
    Posted March 29, 2012 at 3:41 PM | Permalink

    the link doesn’t work! :( Dang, I really wanted to see what this was!!

  42. JoBird
    Posted June 19, 2012 at 2:51 AM | Permalink

    Well, this is a horrible post to come late to the party on. The link totally doesn’t work. The post tells us nothing about what was at the other end of the link, except that it was awesome beyond compare. The comments further stand to reinforce that.

    But alas, I shall never know what was there.

  43. Maschinka Superlativa
    Posted July 15, 2012 at 3:58 PM | Permalink

    hey pat, would u mind refresh the link in a spare minute. take ur time- im not pushing, just asking for a favour! I checked out all the other pics but dont have a clue what the grand prize winners managed to accomplish to deserve that hype.
    as we say in russia: Всё хорошо, что хорошо кончается.

  44. Soren
    Posted March 17, 2013 at 7:29 AM | Permalink


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